24 days Manaslu & Tsum Valley Trek
Tsum was opened for trekkers only in 2008. Unlike the Annapurna, Everest and Langtang regions, the number and standard of lodges in Tsum is quite low. The trek accommodation offer basic Nepali home stay in Tsum valley and tea houses accommodation in around Manaslu.
This trek is about more than being reasonably fit and having a positive attitude. It is about proper acclimatization, and having the skills and someone else along to check on each other if you are succumbing to AMS related illnesses. Our guides have a good knowledge of AMS related illnesses and acclimating properly. Although independent and tea house trekking is possible in Manaslu and Tsum Valley, we recommend that you choose a tented trek and some responsible guides to help you explore this relatively unexplored land.
Both Manaslu and Tsum Valley are absolutely amazing if you decide to go there. These places are two of the most amazing places you can go on this planet. A trail that climbs through the village of Philim before heading up a ridge leading up the Ganesh Himal Base Camp, brings us to the Tsum Valley. The major highlights of this region include Piren Phu ( also known as the pigeon cave), the Rachen Nunnery and the villages of Chumling, Chhule, Chhekampar and Nyile. A pilgrimage route also runs through the valley that has been visited by Bith Milarepa and Guru Rinpoche. The people of Tsum, numbering roughly 4000 are mostly Tibetan and much of their trade is with the Kyirong region of Tibet. Tsum offers the best views of the Ganesh Himal, Sringi Himal, Baudha Himal and Himalchuli.
If you are up for an amazing adventure in a superb trekking area to test your skills, are in great physical condition and want to make a responsible trek, the ‘Manaslu and Tsum Valley Trek’ is your kind of trip.
- Day 1
Arrival at the Tribhuvan international airport, transfer to Hotel.
After your arrival in Kathmandu our representatives at the airport will transfer you to your hotel and help you in checking in.
- Day 2
Free day in Kathmandu, official work for permit, overnight stay in Kathmandu hotel
- Day 3
Drive Kathmandu to Barpak (1915m) Driving about (8-9 hrs), local home stay camp
- Day 4
Trek to Larpak (2200m), local home stay camp
- Day 5
Trek to Khorlabensi 875m, tea house camp
- Day 6
Trek to Lokpa (2240m), O/N in local house stay camp
- Day 7
Trek to Rainjam (2485m), O/N in local house stay camp
- Day 8
Trek to Rachenn Gompa (3240m), O/N in Rachen Gompa, local house stay camp
- Day 9
Trek to Mu Gompa (3700m), O/N local house stay camp
- Day 10
Rest day around Mu Gompa and Dupchet, local house stay camp
- Day 11
Trek to Chhokangparo (3010m), O/N local house stay camp
- Day 12
Trek to Gumba Lungdang, local house stay camp
- Day 13
Trek to Ganesh Himal Base Camp and back to Gumba Lungdang, local house stay camp
- Day 14
Trek to Lokpa, local house stay camp
- Day 15
Trek to Bhi (2130m), O/N lodge stay camp
- Day 16
Trek to Namrung (2660m), O/N lodge stay camp
- Day 17
Trek to Lho Gaon (3150m), O/N lodge stay campp
- Day 18
Trek to Sama Gompa (3500m), O/N lodge stay camp
- Day 19
visit Manaslu glacier and lake, lodge stay camp
- Day 20
Trek to Samdo (4000m), O/N lodge stay camp
- Day 21
Trek to Dharmasala (4450m), O/N lodge stay camp
- Day 22
Trek to Larke La Pass (5216m) and camp in Bimtang (2785m), lodge stay camp
- Day 23
Trek to Soti Khola (Gowa) (1943m), O/N lodge stay camp
- Day 24
Trek to Taal (1433m), O/N lodge stay camp
Option: – You can catch direct local jeep to Besisahar and catch bus/jeep or car to Kathmandu on next day where two days save time.
Note: Above holiday itinerary can be customized as our guest specific requirements and can make shorter and longer. We design your holidays accordingly.
- Return transfers from International and Domestic airport to your hotel.
- One night stay at the Hotel in Kathmandu.
- all government taxes and Manaslu conservation entry fees.
- Manaslu & tsum valley special permit fees.
- Annapurna conservation entry fees.
- TIMS CARD (Trekking Information Management System).
- required number of experienced English speaking guides and support staff (we pay for their daily wages, insurances, trekking equipments, food and accommodation).
- Tea house and home stay accommodation during the trek
- necessary ground transportation depends on your services requested via private transport.
- Trekking poles, sleeping bag/duffel bag/down jacket (if necessary we provide).
- Trekking maps.
- Rubbish care to clean up the environment.
- PNT official services charge and government taxes.
Medical support: emergency first aid kit carried by the support staff
Camping equipments: We always provide every guest holiday trek with high qualities equipments: good qualities tent, Gas stove for food prepare, toilets tent and papers, kitchen tent with necessary utensils, Dining tent (for eating), table and chairs as a group, hand clean up towel and soap with tap water, Ice axe and sable.
Accommodation and meals: During camping treks an expert cook accompanies us and serves the best local dishes with different items on our plates. Both food and accommodation during camping treks are our responsibilities. We serve three meals on camping treks.
Breakfast Verities: Tea, coffee, hot chocolate, milk, boil water/different kinds Tibetan bread, toast, omelet fried or scrambled, boil egg, porridge, musli, cornflake, chapatti, jam, honey, pinner butter, rice pudding, pani cake, butter, salami, sinoman role.
Lunch: Juice, tea (black/lemon/coffee), boil water/ sandwich, potato cheaps, different items bread, vegetable, macaroni, chaumin, fried/boil potatoes, plan chapatti, backbeans.
Dinner: Different items Soup, popcorn, prawan, cookies, papad/ local Nepali verities food (Daal/rice/vegetables/meat/pickle), pizza (vegetable/mushroom/chicken), burger, pasta, chicken meat, can meat, veg/non veg momo, spagity, noodles, tuna fish, sasit, spring role.
Desert: tea, coffee, milk, chocolate, boil water, cake, pie, seasonal fruits, tin fruit, mango, apple, banana.
Water: we serve with boil water drink along the trek either you can make tea or coffee for day trip. It should be better to bring good quality water bottle for trek.
- All meals in Kathmandu.
- Tips to guides and support staff.
- extra nights stay hotel in Kathmandu
- Additional costs in case of emergency (You must have adequate travel insurance to cover any kind of emergencies).
- Additional medication for altitude sickness (Acetazolamide etc).
- Personal expenses and any other unforeseen expenses.
- Personal trekking equipment.
Travel Insurance: –
Travel Insurance is mandatory for all clients who choose to trek or climb with us. The insurance should cover you in case of emergencies like accidents, altitude sickness and ambulance and helicopter rescue charges if required. Please carry a copy of your insurance papers while travelling in Nepal and do send us a copy as well. This will help us in making all the necessary arrangements in case of any sort of emergencies.
Nepal has four climatic seasons
- Spring : March – May
- Summer: June – August
- Autumn: September – November
- Winter: December – February
While there are no seasonal constraints on traveling to Nepal, different regions are best visited in different seasons. Once you inquire about any trekking itinerary we’ll email you regarding the best season for that particular trek.
EQUIPMENTSCheck-list of personal equipment:
- Good standard trekking boots
- Camping shoes/thongs
- Down Jacket
- Trekking trousers
- Shorts (both casual and for treks)
- Swim wear
- Sun Hat
- Woollen Hat
- Nylon Windbreaker
- Strong Rucksack
- Sleeping Bag
- Water Bottle
- Torch/headlamp (with spare batteries)
- Toilet paper
- Sun block
- Travel Towel
- Medication (cough medicine, throat soothers, water purification tablets)
- Camera & lenses
- Memory cards
- GPS Tracking Units may be helpful
- Book/music player/pack of cards
- A plastic bag for waste
- Energy/snack bars
The following equipment are needed during the Climbing period: –
(Warm Down Jackets, Sleeping Bags, Warm Trousers, Koflach Shoes, Trekking Shoes and Sandals, Perfectly fitting Crampons, Gaiters, Ice Axe, Jumar, Ice Screw, Rock, Picton, Snow Bar, 2 locking Carabiners, Gloves, Sun Glasses, Head Light, Helmet, Rope, Stove, Harness, Figure -8, Gore – Tex Jackets).